Showcasing their latest album ‘Dreamland’ as a full band on October 15, the online broadcast is set to feature special guests, set design and creative fan interaction.
According to a press release, the band plan to “reimagine their globally renowned live show to create a one time only virtual gig/experience” with the broadcast, which will be filmed within a “striking virtual space”.
“I think 90 percent of a live concert’s atmosphere comes from the crowd. It’s about that togetherness and everyone getting on the same level and everyone in the room being part of the same thing,” explained frontman Dave Bayley. “It’s impossible to create that same feeling on the internet. That’s why people still go to sports matches instead of just watching on the TV.
“That atmosphere doesn’t exist on the internet BUT…the internet is good for interacting in a different way. It’s the most powerful thing in the world. You can do things on the internet that you can’t do in real life. It is a new type of performance space. Just like you’d perform and interact differently in a tiny club to how you’d perform in a stadium…you have to interact differently on the web.”